Economics, Business and (Public) Management


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Tags: gender, development

This course consists of eight sessions in which the theoretical framework and concepts as well as the more practical aspects of gender and development are presented and discussed.


A mutually influencing relationship between ‘gender relations’ and ‘development’ exists. It’s important to point out the wide range of topics that is impacted by gender blind assumptions, such as intra-household relations, labour allocation, access to and control over (natural) resources, property rights systems.

Disregarding the importance of ‘gender’ in policy-making and implementation leads to policy failuresand increasing gender inequalities.

The growing awareness in today’s society of the importance of collective action to bring about institutional change in gender relations makes this course relevant.

Who for?

  • Master or Bachelor students in Social Sciences ( Development Studies, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, etc.) with a specific interest in gender and development issues
  • Development practitioners and activists (workers of NGOS, international institutions, civil society organizations, etc.)
  • Consultants active in development cooperation fields
  • Government officials and policy makers active in development cooperation fields
  • IOB alumni who would like to update or extend their knowledge on theories of development


The course is organised in 8 sessions of 2 hours between mid-April and mid-May, spread out over various sessions per week (on average 2 or 3 sessions per week on different days). Attendance in class is mandatory to allow for interaction, debate and group work. All sessions are organised in Antwerp(Stadscampus).

Students of the micro-credential course will participate in the same session as students of the Advanced Master programmes in Development Studies of the Institute of Development Policy. This group consists of a group of of about 5 to 10 predominantly international students.

Study load: 3 ECTS credits

Course number:
Short- en long-term programmes, Micro-credentials
Area of interest:
Economics, Business and (Public) Management, Social Sciences, Philosophy and Ethics
Academic year:
2024 - 2025
Starting date:
Prof. dr. Nathalie Holvoet.

UAntwerp Stadscampus

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